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a pumpkin muffin rolled in cinnamon sugar on a plate with a cup of coffee

Easy Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar

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Super easy pumpkin muffins baked and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Perfectly paired with a morning coffee, they’re soft, dense, and bursting with flavor!

  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 12 regular muffins 1x


  • 1 3/4 cup All Purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup (5 1/3 Tbsp) melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup half and half or whole milk

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ground cloves.
  3. In a larger mixing bowl, place the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin puree and half and half and mix.
  4. Gently stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among each well of the muffin tin and smooth the tops.
  6. Bake 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Set on a wire rack to cool.
  8. In a small bowl, melt the butter.
  9. In another small bowl, combine the cinnamon and granulated sugar.
  10. Dip the muffin in the butter, shake off the excess and roll it in the cinnamon sugar on all sides.
  11. Repeat for all muffins.



  • 12 cup muffin tin
  • small mixing bowl
  • large mixing bowl
  • toothpicks
  • wire cooling rack
  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian